Israeli film on '82 Lebanon war wins Venice prize
Israeli film "Lebanon," about the 1982 conflict in that Middle East country, has won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival, Associated Press reported.
The festival jury announced the Golden Lion and other prizes Saturday night on the last day of the 11-day screening of films from around the world.
"Lebanon," directed by Samuel Maoz, tells the story of Israeli paratroopers searching a hostile town. Variety described the film as the "boldest and best of the recent mini-wave" of Israeli movies.